Sunflower Crop

Charles Shuman>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 13

Sunflower Crop,

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CROPS
Earl Crowther of Bethany pioneered the growing of sunflowers for market in the 1920s when the price of corn and wheat were down. Sunflower yield was one to two thousand pounds per acre, same as today, and seeds sold for 3-4 cents per pound.